Shillong: Among all the Border area, the Purakhasia Border in South West Garo Hills has become a nightmare for the soldiers of the Border Security Force (BSF) as the area falls under human-elephant conflict zone and it is proven beyond doubt how the area is unsuitable for any human inhabitation and livelihood.
As per a report, such conditions have helped the infiltrators to cross the border from Bangladesh and enter into the Indian territory.
"Taking the opportunity of the situation, infiltrators now enter into the territory of India when the herd of elephants come out of the forest area," said one of the BSF Jawan.
The Jawan also claimed that they also play the role of a Forest Guard in the jungle area. Reportedly, no official appointments have been made by the forest department since last few decades. "The forest guard or Wild Life Authority never dares to come here because of the unsuitable conditions," he added.
Reports also claim that the weather condition of the border area is critical at the night hours during the winter and rainy seasons.
It may be mentioned that the entire North Eastern Border is attached with Bangladesh. And BSF has to be very vigilant throughout. This Borderline is as an area of 30 to 40 km which covers deep jungle. As for wild elephant, it is beyond their understandings what is borderline, thus, they dash, trampled and break the gate, pillars, and cross the border and go to Bangladesh in search of food. The herd of wild elephants again come backcrossing the Indian border from Bangladesh, and while crossing they trampled whatever they find in their way. In this process, the farmers face the problem as their paddy field get crushed and damaged.